Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

A man's belt buckle from Central Java representing entwined snakes. Iron with gilding (now almost completely worn off). The buckle measures approx. 6.25 cm high. This probably dates to the late 19th or early 20th century. It is a type of accessory favored at the Kraton courts of Surakarta. Similar pieces are described by Richter in her book "Jewelry of Southeast Asia."

Views: 61

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Ethnic Jewels to add comments!

Join Ethnic Jewels

Comment by Edith D on January 17, 2018 at 6:36



Created by Cordelia Donohoe Apr 10, 2017 at 4:03pm. Last updated by Cordelia Donohoe Apr 17, 2017.


I'm looking for a Turkmen pendant

Started by Karolina Rakowska in Discussions. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Apr 29. 3 Replies

I Need Help

Started by Donna Ingram-Parnell in Discussions Oct 7, 2019. 0 Replies

Tibetan red amber

Started by Edwina Williams in Discussions. Last reply by Jamey D. Allen Oct 6, 2019. 3 Replies

© 2020   Created by Cordelia Donohoe.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service